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Senate Top 10: A Path To The Majority For Democrats Comes Into Focus

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 5:00am

Democrats still have plenty of opportunities to retake the majority, but once top-tier states like Ohio and Florida have slipped. However, Republicans have new worries in Indiana and North Carolina.

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton To Fill In For Hillary Clinton

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Former president Bill Clinton will attend planned events in California and Nevada over the next 2 days as Hillary Clinton recovers from pneumonia. President Obama campaigns in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Foreign Policy Experts Push Back On Trump's Iranian Ships Comments

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump says that if Iran harasses U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf, "they will be shot out of the water." Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels have long played cat-and-mouse in the Gulf.

Senate To Vote To Give More Funds Toward Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has co-sponsored the legislation, providing millions in new federal funding for drinking water to her home state of Michigan.

Libre Initiative Spreads Free Market Ideology To Latino Voters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Some GOP donors, skeptical of Donald Trump, are focusing on Senate races. Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Garza of the Libre Initiative, a group targeting Latino voters in Nevada and Florida.

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Studies suggest that smoking heavily in adolescence may affect brain function in adulthood, but there's a dearth of hard evidence for voters contemplating pot's long-term effects.

NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 12:03am

The events moving out of state include games from the 2017 men's basketball tournament — the organization's premier event. N.C. Republicans say the decision is "so absurd it's almost comical."

When It Comes To Our Politics, Family Matters

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:01pm

This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores how unconscious ideas about the family shape the way we think about politics.

Trump Blasts Clinton's 'Deplorables' Comment In Asheville, N.C.

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:14pm

Donald Trump spoke to supporters in Asheville, N.C., Monday night, where he criticized Hillary Clinton's comments about his supporters but largely stayed away from her recent health issues.

India's War On Biryani Mixes Caste, Religion, Cow-Avenging Vigilantes

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 5:28pm

In an effort to save the sacred cow, one Indian state is attacking biryani, the much-loved rice and meat dish. The police is collecting biryani from homes and shops to test if it contains beef.

'New Yorker' Writer Explores History Of U.S. Political Debates

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New Yorker writer Jill Lepore about her piece in this week's magazine looking at the history of debating and presidential debates.

'Washington Post' Reporter Searches For Proof Of Trump's Charitable Giving

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

Donald Trump is facing scrutiny over how much money he has given to his charity, the Trump Foundation, and whether its funds have been used for political gains. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who has been following this story.

Trump Responds To Clinton's Comments About His Supporters

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

In a speech Monday, Donald Trump focused on comments from Hillary Clinton calling half of his supporters "deplorables" and largely held back from commenting on her health troubles.

Hillary Clinton Stumbles After Reluctance To Address Health Issues

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:40pm

Hillary Clinton's efforts to humanize herself and make an affirmative case for her candidacy has been complicated by a case of pneumonia and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters.

Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:06pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on a plant that it says is involved in a number of deaths. Advocates say kratom can help treat opioid addiction, which is far bigger hazard.

Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:57pm

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.

Clinton To Release More Details About Her Health

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:00pm

Her campaign also says it could have done a better job acknowledging that the Democratic nominee is being treated for pnumonia.

Hillary Clinton's Reluctance To Address Health Issues Follows A Long Tradition

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:31am

Clinton's begrudging admission that she's being treated for pneumonia raises the question of how transparent candidates should be about their medical concerns.

Politics In The News

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

In two weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway senior editor at The Federalist.

Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.




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